Patents by Inventor Christopher Martin

Christopher Martin has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10439908
    Abstract: System and techniques are described for time correlated playback of traffic patters between nodes in a network. Node statistics of data transfers between nodes are received in a control point, wherein the node statistics include a time stamp (tn) according to time at the control point of when a request statistics message was sent to each node, a node timestamp (ta) according to time at each node of when the message was received in the node, and a first delta between tn and ta that is used to determine a second delta which adjusts the node statistics. The node statistics adjusted according to the second delta are stored in a statistics database at the control point. A time stepping mechanism is used to repeatedly access the node statistics from the statistics database at a predetermined rate for playback presentation beginning from a specified start time to a specified end time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Talari Networks Incorporated
    Inventors: Adam Phillip Schultz, Robert A. Coleman, Jr., Christopher W. Parsons, Todd Martin
  • Patent number: 10436445
    Abstract: An assembly for controlling a gap between a liner and a stationary nozzle within a gas turbine includes an annular liner having an aft frame that is disposed at an aft end of the liner, and a mounting bracket that is coupled to the aft frame. The assembly further includes a turbine having an outer turbine shell and an inner turbine shell that at least partially defines an inlet to the turbine. A stationary nozzle is disposed between the aft frame and the inlet. The stationary nozzle includes a top platform portion having a leading edge that extends towards the aft frame and a bottom platform portion. A gap is defined between the aft end of the aft frame and the leading edge of the top platform portion. The mounting bracket is coupled to the outer turbine shell, and stationary nozzle is coupled to the inner turbine shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Christopher Paul Willis, Richard Martin DiCintio, Patrick Benedict Melton, Lucas John Stoia
  • Publication number: 20190297962
    Abstract: A method of enabling shoe identification comprises receiving at a server apparatus information relating to a unique identity of a shoe comprising a physiological sensor configured for operation in an active mode and a shipping mode. The server apparatus causes an NFC tag to be generated comprising at least the information relating to the unique identity. The method further comprises scanning the tag at a testing device during the manufacture of the shoe. The testing device is configured to test the functioning of the physiological sensor in association with the shoe. When it is determined that the at least one physiological sensor is working properly, the information relating to the unique identity is written to a storage device of the physiological sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher Green, Daniel Sargeant, F. Grant Kovach, Gamir Shrestha, John Martin
  • Publication number: 20190290105
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments include apparatuses, systems, and methods for providing an atraumatic sheath tip. Various disclosed embodiments seek to help reduce or avoid unnecessary tissue damage upon a sheath being extended to convey an elongated instrument for sampling or treatment. In an illustrative embodiment, an apparatus includes a deformable sheath tip configured to be positioned at a distal end of a sheath. The sheath defines therein a lumen configured to convey an elongated instrument. The sheath tip has a base end disposable at the distal end of the sheath and a contact end. The sheath tip has a first column strength along an axis of the sheath tip that is less than a second column strength of the sheath and a first degree of deformability that is greater than a second degree of deformability of the sheath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: Spiration, Inc., d/b/a Olympus Respiratory America
    Inventors: Christopher R. Ralph, Jean-Martin Baillargeon, Jason T. Panzenbeck, Taylor N. Tyson, Nathan J. Dale, Sujeeth Parthiban, Anthony H. Siuda
  • Patent number: 10414473
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus and related method for cleaning vessel hulls and other subsea structures at sea. In an embodiment, a hull cleaning system comprises a housing defining an interior void; a multifunction bar; a propulsion system; a power system; a positioning system; a water pump operatively connected to the power system; a high flow manifold operatively in fluid communication with the water pump; a hull cleaner; and a suction device configured to selectively adhere the hull cleaning system to a hull.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Oceaneering International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffery Neal Ledda, Duane Martin Baker, III, Bruce Brian Brown, Anthony Louis Kopera, George Kotula, Thomas Knight Tolman, Gary Wieboldt, Christopher Embree Wong
  • Patent number: 10419874
    Abstract: An indoor positioning system and method that correlates map locations to respective wireless access point (AP) fingerprints, and wherein each wireless AP fingerprint is a plurality of wireless AP signal measurements associated with the correlated map location. The method includes receiving position-inference data associated with a user; determining a probable location inside the building based on the position-inference data; receiving wireless AP signal measurements detected by a wireless device associated with the user; associating the probable location with the wireless device based on the association between the position-inference data and the user of the wireless device; and updating the wireless AP fingerprint correlated to the probable location using the received wireless AP signal measurements. The method and system use crowd-sourcing to build and refine the wireless AP fingerprints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: I-Ming Tsai, Krishnam Raju Jampani, Jason Christopher Beckett, Daryl Joseph Martin, Jerry Mailloux
  • Publication number: 20190276908
    Abstract: A system for air quenching a heat treated element comprises a tubular component, an internal air quench device moveably disposed within the interior of the tubular component, and an external air quench device moveably disposed about the tubular component. The internal air quench device comprises a nozzle configured to induce an airflow within the tubular component. The external air quenching device can comprise an annular ring disposed about the tubular component that is configured to generate a cone of air about the tubular component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: David Martin Ellis, Luis Marcos Cadena, Christopher Alan Conrey, Daryl Stevenson
  • Publication number: 20190275260
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments include flexible tube assemblies, flexible needle assemblies, systems, methods of fabricating a flexible tube, and methods of fabricating a flexible needle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: Spiration, Inc., d/b/a Olympus Respiratory America
    Inventors: Christopher R. Ralph, Jean-Martin Baillargeon, Jason T. Panzenbeck
  • Patent number: 10406710
    Abstract: Machines and methods suitable for performing cutting operations on a product to yield a reduced-size product, for example, slicing and strip-cutting elongate food products. Such a method includes introducing a product into an impeller, rotating the impeller to form at least a first longitudinal cut through the product with a slicing knife and produce therefrom a sliced product, and producing strip-cut products from the sliced product by forming at least a second longitudinal cut that is substantially perpendicular to the first longitudinal cut made with the slicing knife.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Urschel Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Alan Underwood, Shawn Christopher Boylstein, Mark Allen Martin, Luc Van Buynder, James A. Fant
  • Patent number: 10402379
    Abstract: The invention includes an algorithmic method for dynamically computing complex relationships among objects of an underlying functional system. The invention includes a method to algorithmically determine a set of functional locations in n-dimensional functional space of a set of elements of a functional system by electronically representing a set of data entities in a database system, the database system comprising a logical data model for structuring data sets from which functional information can be derived, using the logical data model to associate a set of characteristics with a reference point in the functional information system, selecting a functional positioning algorithm, and wherein the functional positioning algorithm executes a set of steps that takes as input a set of characteristics and returns as output a set of locations in n-dimensional functional space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Locus LP
    Inventors: Rory Riggs, Jonathan Chandler, Vin Harng Chew, Winston Featherly-Bean, Adelaide Fuller, Daniel Goldman, Richard Kahn, Harmon Martin Towson Remmel, Sean Sandys, Christopher Silkworth
  • Patent number: 10397407
    Abstract: Various example implementations are directed to circuits, apparatuses, and methods for providing virtual computing services. According to an example embodiment, an apparatus includes a set of computing servers configured to provide a respective set of virtual servers for each of a plurality of accounts. The set of virtual servers for at least one of the accounts includes a voice-over-IP (VoIP) server. The apparatus also includes a processing circuit communicatively coupled to the set of computing servers. For each of the plurality of accounts, the processing circuit provides a graphical user interface (GUI) including a mechanism for an authorized user of the account to select options for reporting usage of the respective set of virtual servers. The processing circuit also monitors use of the respective set of virtual servers for the account and generates invoices for use of the respective set of virtual servers according to the selected options.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: 8x8, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Britt, Bryan Martin, Christopher Peters
  • Patent number: 10390064
    Abstract: A spectating system that leverages game metadata and/or broadcast metadata to provide rewards to or otherwise acknowledge participants in broadcasts. The system may analyze the metadata to detect events or other information about broadcasts, and may recognize and/or reward participants based at least in part on the analysis. Spectators may be rewarded for participating in broadcasts, or in particular events in broadcasts. Broadcasters may be rewarded for in-game achievements or for achieving levels of audience participation or support. Participants may select or vote on other participants to receive rewards. Rewards may, for example, include acknowledgement of participants via the user interface, virtual items such as in-game virtual gear, physical items such as game-related merchandise, and granting of benefits or privileges by the spectating system and/or game system such as special content for a broadcaster's channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Paul Dury, David Hendrik Verfaillie, Hok Peng Leung, Patrick Gilmore, Ethan Zane Evans, Michael Anthony Willette, Collin Charles Davis, Richard Bantegui, Francis Xavier Surjo-Subagio, Michael Anthony Frazzini, Michael Martin George
  • Patent number: 10379818
    Abstract: Customizations, made at various levels in the customization channel, are saved as separate sets of customization deltas that are applied to a base computing system in order to generate a given solution. In a multi-tenant environment, groups of tenants access different solutions or customization deltas. The tenants are automatically grouped, based upon the solution or customization deltas that they access, and the deltas for those customizations are applied to the base system at runtime, for each group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Morten Jensen, Thomas Hejlsberg, Michael Steven Hammond, Christopher Michael Rudolph, Kevin Martin Racer
  • Publication number: 20190240309
    Abstract: The present invention relates to immunogenic compositions comprising a conjugate of a saccharide from Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 8 and a carrier protein, and a mixture consisting of capsular polysaccharides from Streptococcus pneumoniae serotypes 1, 3, 4, 5, 6A, 6B, 7F, 9V, 14, 18C, 19A, 19F and 23F individually conjugated to CRM197 carrier protein, or a mixture consisting of capsular polysaccharides from Streptococcus pneumoniae serotypes 1, 4, 5, 6B, 7F, 9V, 14, 18C, 19F and 23F individually conjugated to a carrier protein, wherein the capsular polysaccharides from Streptococcus pneumoniae serotypes 1, 4, 5, 6B, 7F, 9V, 14, and 23F are individually conjugated to protein D, the capsular polysaccharide from Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 18C is conjugated to tetanus toxoid and the capsular polysaccharide from Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 19F is conjugated to diphtheria toxoid. Said compositions are useful for the prevention and/or treatment of diseases caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Peter H. Seeberger, Claney Lebev Pereira, Madhu Emmadi, Sharavathi Guddehalli Parameswarappa, Adam Calow, Petra Menova, Marilda Lisboa, Christopher Martin, Benjamin Schumann, Fei-Fei Xu, Naeem Khan, Paulina Kaplonek, Lennart Lykke
  • Publication number: 20190241634
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel designer osteogenic proteins having altered affinity for a cognate receptor, nucleic acids encoding the same, and methods of use therefor. More preferably, the novel designer osteogenic proteins are designer BMPs and have altered affinity for a cognate BMP receptor. The designer BMPs demonstrate altered biological characteristics and provide potential useful novel therapeutics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen BERASI, Robert Vincent Martinez, Michael John Cain, John Martin Wozney, Howard Joel Seeherman, Zong Sean Juo, Valerie Perrine Calabro, Christopher Todd Brown
  • Publication number: 20190242731
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided for determining, recommending, and applying a calibration parameter to collected activity data. In one embodiment, calibration parameter is estimated based on physical aspects of the user and automatically applied to collected data. In another embodiment, the calibration parameter is determined based on secondary data which is more precise than the data which is collected. The calibration factor based on the more precise data may comprise a recommended calibration factor, yet the user may be enabled to select any calibration factor he/she prefers via an interactive display. In one specific variant, the activity comprises a walk or run activity of the user, and the calibration parameter comprises the user's specific stride length. In another variant, the user selects a calibration factor by reviewing a list of previous activity against that same activity after calibration given a particular calibration factor is applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Abhi Bhatt, Eric Boam, Evan Torchin, Daniel Sargeant, Mayank Arora, John Arnold, JR., John Martin, Christopher Green, Nimesh Desai, Breyna Fries
  • Publication number: 20190240365
    Abstract: An apparatus for destroying pathogens includes a platform and an LED matrix panel. The platform has a portion configured to permit passage of ultraviolet light therethrough. The LED matrix panel is disposed below the portion of the platform and includes a grid and a plurality of discreetly-controlled, ultraviolet light LEDs (UV LEDs). The grid defines a plurality of cells. Each UV LED is associated with one cell such that the cells direct the ultraviolet light emitted by the UV LEDs upwardly through the portion of the platform to sanitize an object supported on the portion of the platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Rachel Dombrowsky, Christopher Montalbano, Andrew Martin, Philip Beamer
  • Patent number: 10371236
    Abstract: Tensioning apparatus (10, 30, 130) for applying a required tension to a line means (12, 32, 132). A body (14, 34, 134) is provided which provides first (26, 50, 150), second (20, 60, 160) and third (28, 52, 152) parts with contact surfaces engagable with the line means so as to urge the line means from a straight alignment to provide a required tension therein. The second part (60, 62) may be adjustably movable relative to the first (50, 150) and third (52, 152) parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventor: Christopher Martin Frappell
  • Publication number: 20190236971
    Abstract: A driving simulation system is configured to train a driver. The system includes a simulated driver cockpit which includes a steering wheel and at least one video display providing a simulated driving environment to the driver. The system further includes a computerized simulation control module including programming configured to operate a driving simulation through the simulated driver cockpit. The driving simulation includes driving rules. The programming is further configured to monitor performance of the driver during the driving simulation, compare the performance of the driver to the driving rules, and while the driving simulation is still in operation, provide untextualized feedback to the driver regarding performance of the driver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Chuck Deakins, William Martin, Travis Staley, Steven Olson, Christopher Hegarty, Castle Rock S. Bouwkamp
  • Patent number: D855881
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LLC
    Inventors: Eric Hawes, Traci Martin, Melissa Burroughs, Berina Yerkic-Husejnovic, Raymond Lau, Christopher S. Tucker, Anthony Dibitonto, Marc Sauriol, George Stafford, Jamie Nicholson, Mark Breneman, Alistair Bramley